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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
366 Reviews
3.8
366 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very considerate about work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch with everyone below them (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but often neglected.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a giant intern mill

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    - Looks great on a resume
    - Get to work for well known networks
    - People are friendly for the most part

    Cons

    MTV takes advantage of all the free labor they can get. It is super easy to get an intern position at MTVN, but once you graduate, forget about getting hired there. The useless "internship seminars" are just in place to make it seem like they are interested in watching you grow into a prospective MTV employee. It's all phony. Don't waste your time. Seek a better internship elsewhere where you actually have a chance of getting hired after graduation. I honestly think they post fake positions on the career site just to keep the HR recruiters busy. Ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    When there are things for the interns to do, it's great. You'll get to sit in on tapings and help coordinate shoots.

    Cons

    We worked during a very slow season. Our supervisors had nothing to do, we in turn had nothing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perhaps, the office atmosphere could be a bit more intern friendly.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    The enviornment is fun and you are working on fun projects
    the building is awesome
    the people are friendly
    cool location

    Cons

    people dont seem that happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make internship work a bit more interesting.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    As an intern, it's hard to tell.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Love the cafeteria, interesting people, interesting projects, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Was told I could get hands-on experience in the internship I never received, really bad desk set-up for an intern, never worked with or spoke to the person who was supposed to be my supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow interns more opportunity to move from department to department.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun and creative enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great place to intern
    great cafeteria food
    fun events for interns
    interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Cons

    hardly any job opportunities here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great learning experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Some days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    You make the best out of your opportunity

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Experience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

    Cons

    Dead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Really positive experience, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions on a variety of projects

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are many pros to interning with MTV Networks. Not only does it look great on a resume (who hasn't heard of MTV?), but it's also a great place to be if you're looking to gain meaningful real world experience. I was never asked to get anyone's coffee and only a few times was I asked to make copies.

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of is that it's in the middle of time square. Some may perceive this as a pro, but if you don't want to bump elbows with tons of tourists on your commute, then I would say it's a bit of a downside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Internship in Standards and Practices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Very good options for moving up in company after internship ends. Progressive company and fun.

    Cons

    A lot of big egos.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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